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Banknote authenticity verification

In order to verify whether a banknote is authentic or not, you only need to recognize its security features by sight and touch. To do this, you must follow some simple steps that will allow you to evaluate a banknote in just a few seconds:

1. TOUCH the banknote's surface and feel ...

(1) Texture

(2) Intaglio and embossing perceptible by touch

2. LOOK the banknote and identify ...

(3) Perfect register (place the banknote against the light)

(4) Watermark (place the banknote against the light)

(5) Microprinting thread (place the banknote against the light)

(6) Security thread (place the banknote against the light)

(7) Clear window

(8) Increasing folio

(9) Folio numbers

(10) Hidden numeral

3. TILT the banknote and see ...

(11) Color-shifting element

(12) Two-color butterfly

(13) 3D-thread

Additionally, when using a magnifying glass it is possible to identify the microprinting (14) and the linear background (15). When exposing the back of a banknote to ultraviolet light (also known as “black light”), it is possible to identify the fluorescence (16).